Toe Nails and Cable Ties

In the course of commenting on another blog, The Marine Installer’s Rant, I recalled a serendipitous technique I use to reduce bloodstains in the bilge.

Many of you have encountered the fangs of clipped cable ties I’m sure. Some years ago while working on Bright Star, I ended up infected and scarred from one too many cable tie slashes and gashes in a bilge that was a ’50s science fiction movie monster breeding pit (we had just taken delivery of the sixteen year old boat).

In the weeks following, I stumbled on using toe-nail clippers to finish trim the ties.  The arc cut end or ratchet case itself may leave one abraded, but I have yet to experience a laceration from one so trimmed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s